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Mansfield High School Graduates 1947
1947 view of Mansfield High School. Front section , the gym, was built about 1927 attached to the old Brick School. In 1939, the Brick School was torn down and the new school built surrounding the central gym..
From the 1947 Manscript - Yearbook of Mansfield High School
Surname First Name Year Spouse SRGP Years Cemetery
Baity Beatrice 1947 Carl Mitchell 03501 1929-2008 State Road Cemetery
Barden Ann 1947 Miller
Besanceney Donald 1947  Patty Carpenter 77564
Bogh Karen 1947 Noonan 91576 1928-2008 Woodlawn National
Bolt Beverly 1947 George Day, Harold Mitchell 04749
Booth John 1947  
Calkins Gail 1947   06073
Clark Harland 1947 Beverly Carpenter  28487
Cleveland Carolyn 1947 Clark Sherwood 68418
Cole Willis 1947  
Cook Margaret 1947 Richard Cox 10096 1928-1996 Tioga County Memorial Gardens
Cox Richard 1947 Margaret Cook 10097
Crumn Gertrude 1947 Strunk 65324 1929-2015 Watson (Roseville) Cemetery
Cummings Elvira 1947   dec
Day Patricia 1947 Hodge
DeGeus Arthur 1947   66164 1930-2010 Jobs Corners Cemetery
Giorgi Peter 1947   92471 1929-2009 Tuscon
Harvey Shirley 1947 Roger Smith, Loren Dunham 45807 dec
Hendricks Frances 1947
Inscho Mary Mae 1947 William Evey 62255 dec
Jay Carol 1947 Shaw? 19215
Johnson Arthur 1947 Shirley Ann McConnell, Gladys ? 05297 1929-1992
Krause Donald 1947 Elsie Hodder  78929 1929-2006 State Road Cemetery
Lovell Rebecca 1947   dec
Mascho Dorothy 1947   dec
Moore Cecil 1947  Nancy ? 69333
Morgan Wilbur 1947 Shirley Christopher  15442
Moyer Francis 1947  
Nash Joan 1947 Robert O’Dell 02247
Osborne Betty 1947 Pete Jessup 19337
Packer Theresa 1947 Palermo 92501 1931-2008
Palmer Betty Lou 1947 Decker dec
Rauscher Shirley 1947 Fraley
Rice Margaret 1947 Farr
Roberts Sally 1947 Robert Swingle  54158 1929-1990 Oakwood Cemetery
Root Louis 1947   88436 1929-1988 Fiddletown, CA
Shelman Arthur 1947  
Smith Arlene 1947 Richard J. Scutt 28476 1929-2005 Oakwood
Smith Joyce 1947 Wigley 42403    
Sours Ruth 1947 Robert Welch 11619 1928-2011 Tioga County Memorial Gardens
Stonebraker Faye 1947 Hotelling
Swingle Robert 1947 Sara "Sally" Roberts 54230 1929-2001 Oakwood Cemetery
Tice Richard 1947  JoAnne Williams 02886
Vance Rita 1947 David Bolt 78650
Warters Mary Lois 1947   dec
Watkins Lynn 1947   79380 1929-1973 Frost Settlement Cemetery
Wilkins Marcella 1947 Robert Reed 04760
Wilson Robert 1947   21717 1929-1995 Tioga County Memorial Gardens
Beatrice Baity
Ann Barden Donald Bescanceny
Age 79, of Covington, PA, died Monday, June 9, 2008, at home surrounded by her loving family. Beatrice was the wife of Carl Mitchell with whom she would have celebrated 56 years of marriage on June 22nd. Beatrice was born July 21, 1929 in Covington, PA, a daughter of Edson and Velma (Hilfiger) Baity. She was a member of the Bakerburg Community Church. Beatrice enjoyed spending time with her family, picnics, taking rides in the mountains, baking, and flowers. Beatrice is survived by her husband, Carl; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Ronda Mitchell of Mansfield, PA, Jonathan and Carey Mitchell of Mansfield, PA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Charlene and Walter Sampson of Wellsboro, PA, Cheryl and Guy Martin of Mansfield, PA; seven grandchildren, Samantha Graham, Julie Owlett, Kimberly Butler, Matthew Sampson, Jeff Martin, Nathen Martin, Kassandra Mitchell, and great-grandchildren, Abigail Owlett, Cameron Owlett, Mackenzi Graham, Ashley Graham, Lasey Graham; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Bill Gardner of Enola, PA. Beatrice was preceded in death by two brothers, Dean and Gordon Baity; and a sister, Kay Glidewell. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, June 12, 2008, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, June 13, 2008, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 13, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with her Pastor, David Dressler, officiating. Burial will be in State Road Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Beatrice to the Bakerburg Community Church Building Fund, 197 Gray Valley Rd., Mainesburg, PA 16932.
Karen Bogh
Beverly Bolt John Booth
Gail Calkins Harland Clark Carolyn Cleveland
Willis Cole Margaret Cook Richard Cox
COOK - Margaret "Peg" Cox, 68, of Mansfield, RR#1, died Saturday, April 20, 1996, at her winter home in Dade City, Fla. Born March 22, 1928, in Roseville, she was a daughter of Ford J. and Evelyn L. Nash Cook. She had owned an operated Peggy's Beauty Shop in Mansfield. Surviving are her husband, Richard Cox; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Eric "Rick" B. and Pat Cox of Cooper City, Fla., Bruce R. and Nick L. Cox, both of Mainesburg; a step-son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Donna Rice of Mainesburg; a step-daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Robert Brown of Tioga; several grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Alice Slingerland of Mansfield. Calling hours were held Tuesday, April 23, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held there Wednesday, April 24. The Rev. Robert Cox, her nephew, officiated. Burial was made in the Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Township. A luncheon in her memory was held immediately following the burial at the Mansfield VFW. - Wellsboro Gazette, April 24, 1996
Gertrude Crum Elvira Cummings Patricia Day
CRUMN -GERTRUDE CRUMN STRUNK, 85, of Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Millerton, PA, passed away February 2, 2015, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born May 30, 1929 in Roseville, PA, the daughter of Clifford & Irma Cook Crumn. Gertrude is a retiree of the Elmira City Schools, and a member of the Roseville Baptist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Edgar Strunk in 1994. Gertrude is survived by several cousins. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA, Friday noon-1 PM. Funeral services will follow there Friday at 1:00 PM with Pastor Gerald Peet officiating. Burial in Roseville Cemetery. -Elmira Star-Gazette 2/4/2015
Arthur Degeus
Peter Giorgi
Shirley Harvey
Birth:  Dec. 25, 1929, France
Death:  2009
From the Arizona Daily Star (September 21, 2009):
Born December 25, 1929 in France, Peter Giorgi came to the U.S. at a young age. He grew up in Mansfield, PA, and always worked several jobs at once to support his family.
After volunteering in the Navy and obtaning his College degrees (including a Masters in Education) he moved to Tucson, Arizona, where he purchased the house that his dear mother, Donal Giorgi, was able to live in for decades, and where he lived once he retired.
While teaching in France, he met his esteemed wife Detelina Giorgi, a lawyer, and they had their two wonderful children, Jean-Pierre and Gisele. They then resided in Vicenza, Italy, for over thirty years, where he was a deeply beloved teacher at Vicenza American High School. He taught every subject and grade (including college) at least once, and ran international summer programs, but he mainly focused on a program of career counseling, COWEX, which he pioneered and developed.
He traveled widely, was very active in the community, and was an extraordinarily innovative, effective and dedicated educator. He was a generous, kind person who was a loyal friend and a great raccounteur. He never stopped educating, creating, and inspiring. His heart was always open to a myriad of grateful students, colleagues, friends and family.
He was brilliant and endlessly interested in people, history, geography, sports, jeopardy, good food and the enjoyment of life. He genuinely lived out his values of justice, compassion, respect for all, and change through education. He was strong and adaptable in the face of debilitating illness. He was a very devoted son, husband, father, teacher and friend.
He will be greatly missed by the many people who cherished him, including his wife, Detelina; children, Jean-Pierre, an artist, and Gisele, a biology professor and researcher; his brother, Colin and wife, Lynn and their children, Roger and Carol, and Don's wife, Judy and their children, Tim and Shannon.
A Memorial Service will be held Monday, September 21, 2009 at MARTINEZ FUNERAL CHAPELS at 4:00 p.m. Please go to to leave remembrances and for more information about scholarships in his name. Arrangements entrusted to MARTINEZ FUNERAL CHAPELS, 2580 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ.
DeGEUS - Arthur Norman DeGeus [SRGP 66164] was the firstborn child of George and Gladys Newberry DeGeus, on February 23, 1930 in Madison, South Dakota. The family moved to Pennsylvania to escape the dust bowl and established a dairy farm on Pumpkin Hill where Art grew up with siblings: Garret, Richard and Ruth. Art graduated from Mansfield High School and married Virginia Watts. He worked for 25 years with Swift Premium Meats in Elmira, NY. After the closure of the Swift plant, Art and Garret formed a partnership, DeGeus Brothers Garage at the state line. Art kept in touch with his farming roots by helping John Busia on his dairy farm. He was also active for many years as caretaker of the Jobs Corners Cemetery and a member of the Cemetery Association. Art was active for many years in the Big Elm Vol. Fire Department, serving as assistant chief for much of that time. Art's hobbies included bowling, deer hunting and watching NASCAR racing. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Virginia; brother, Richard; sons and daughters, Eugene (Liliana), Gene R.; Kay Bartlett (David), John, Brett, Sarita Merrill, Nathan, Kristi); Dale (son, Ryan); Duane (Esther), Michael, Megan, Jennifer, Lauren, Ashley); Ginger Gregory (Shawn), Josh Wood, Sara and Becky; and Donna Gooshaw (Terry), Andrew and Jeremy. There are 16 great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at the Daggett United Methodist Church with the Pastor, Jennifer Wolfe officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Daggett United Methodist Church, c/o Fred Messing, Church St., Millerton, PA 16936. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.15.2010
Frances Hendricks Mary Mae Inscho Carol Jay
Arthur Johnson
Donald Krause
Rebecca Lovell
JOHNSON – Arthur K. Johnson [SRGP 05297], 63, of Route 3 Box 340, Mansfield, died Saturday, July 11, 1992, at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Born June 16, 1929, in Mansfield, he was the son of Stuart and Marie Kiley Johnson. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association and the American Trucking association, the Friendship Lodge #247, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite in Williamsport, and the Canoe Camp Church of Christ. In 1949 he became the third generation owner of the Johnson Truck Lines Inc., in Tioga, formerly of Mansfield. Surviving are his wife, Gladys East Johnson; four sons, Scott A. of Mesa, Ariz., Steven K. of Tioga, Stuart M. of Oxford, MD, and Stacey M. of Mansfield; two daughters, Susan M. Johnson of Charlottesville, VA and Sarah A. Valimont of Mainesburg; three step-sons, Samuel Coccia Jr. of Wind Gap, Joseph Coccia of Cleveland, Tenn., and Timothy H. Cocia of Allentown; one step-daughter, Patricia Lynn Donavon of Allentown; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dr. Charles L. Johnson II of Kansas City, Mo. And Dr. Stuart Marvin Johnson of Omaha, Neb. Calling hours will be held at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 South Main St., Mansfield, on Thursday, July 16 from 6-9 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, July 17 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Ira Hindman will officiate. Burial will be made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, West Branch Valley Chapter, P.O. Box 475, Bloomsburg. – Wellsboro Gazette, July 15, 1992

KRAUSE Donald "Don" W. Age 76, of Mainesburg, PA, died at home on Wednesday, January 25, 2006. He was born on April 21, 1929, the son of the late Harold W. and Rose M. (Cupp) Krause. Don and his loving wife, Elsie (Hodder) Krause celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on August 4, 2005. Family and friends are invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., 130 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA, on Friday, January 27, 2006, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., then again on Saturday, January 28, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Howard Woodruff officiating. Interment will be at Mainesburg Cemetery with Full Military Honors Accorded. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in Don's name be directed to the Mainesburg United Methodist Church Building Fund, 100 Smith Park Road Mainesburg, PA 16932, or the American Heart Association, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

Dorothy Mascho Cecil Moore Wilbur Morgan
Francis Moyer Joan Nash Betty Osborne
Theresa Packer Betty Lou Palmer Shirley Rauscher
PACKER, Margaret Theresa [SRGP 92501] – Mass of Christian Burial for Margaret “Terry” Palermo, 76, of Chester Township, will be held Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anselm Catholic Church, 12969 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township. Mrs. Palermo died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby, Ohio. She was born March 9,1931, in Mansfield, PA, and had previously resided for 29 years in South Euclid before moving to Chester Township 24 years ago. She enjoyed being a volunteer for various organizations and had worked as a nurse’s aide. She provided much care for her family over the years. She was fond of flowers, gardening, traveling, and special shopping trips with her granddaughter. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Anthony Jr.; children, David, Patricia Hrdlicka, Nancy [Joseph] Shaw, James and Jeanne [Angelo] DiCristofano; grandchildren, Michael and Mark Palermo, Anthony and Nicole Hrdlicka, Steven and Daniel Shaw, and Anthony, John, Nicholas and Jessica DiCristofano; great-grandson, Anthony Keller-Hrdlicka; brother, Gary Packer; nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her sons, Thomas and Steven; parents, Walter and Armina Gould Packer; and brothers, Walter Packer and Charles Boyce. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Terry Monday from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of South Euclid, 4600 Mayfield Road, [just east of Green Road], Father Thomas M. Sweany, Pastor of St. Anselm, will officiate. Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Township.  - The News-Herald, Willoughby, Lake County, Ohio; 9 March 2008
Margaret Rice Sally Roberts
Louis Root
ROBERTS –SARA R. SWINGLE age 61 of Lambs Creek Road, Mansfield, PA Wednesday, August 8, 1990 at home. She was born July 22, 1929 in Wilkes-Barre, PA daughter of Frederick D. and Harriette N. Gruttenden Roberts. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Friday, from 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there Saturday at 11 am with the Rev. Debra Casey officiating. Burial, Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Survived by her husband of 40 years, Robert c. Swingle; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Jr. and Vernie Swingle and their children, Jennifer and Jim; son, William, all of Mansfield, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and George Fritz of Stroudsburg, PA; daughter, Judy Swingle of White Plaines, NY; brother, William Roberts of Mansfield, PA. She was a dedicated home maker and active for a number of years in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. The family will provide flowers. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or the American Cancer Society in Wellsboro, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/10/1990
Arthur Shelman Arlene Smith
Joyce Smith
Ruth Sours
Faye Stonebraker Robert Swingle
SOURS Ruth L. Welch [SRGP 11619]
age 82, of Mainesburg, PA, died on Saturday, July 23, 2011 in The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Ruth was born October 8, 1928 in Wellsburg, NY, a daughter of Norris and Viada (Voorhees) Sours. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Welch.  Ruth was a homemaker, a member of the Mainesburg United Methodist Church and an avid reader.  Ruth is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, June and Curt Smith and Paula and Steve Bennett, all of Mainesburg, PA; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Joan and Elwin Shumway of Geneva, NY, and Rose and Bill Long of Long Island, NY.   Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following visitation at 2:00 PM at the funeral home with Pastor Bill Baker officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Ruth's name to the Alzheimers Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17110. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Twp., Mansfield, PA.    Wellsboro Gazette – July 24, 2011

SWINGLE, Robert Carl, Sr. [SRGP 54230] – Robert Carl Swingle, Sr., 72, of Mansfield died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born March 4, 1929, in Canton, he was the son of Richard E. and Marion Cott Swingle. He was a graduate of the Mansfield High School and the Erie Business School. He married Sara Roberts on March 11, 1950, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 8, 1990. He served in the Army Intelligence Corp during the Korean War. He worked for the Nationwide Insurance Company for 34 years as a claims adjuster, based out of Wellsboro. In 1968, he started the Sringbrook Century Tree Farm in Tioga County, which continues today under family ownership. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Mansfield and the Lambs Creek Sportsman Club. He served as a committee member for the Boy Scouts of America, and served nine years as a Southern Tioga School board member. He was also a member of the National and Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association. Preceding him in death was a sister, Theora Sullivan. Surviving are a special friend, Sandra L. Furst of Mansfield; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Vernie Swingle, JR of Mansfield and William and Wendy E. Swingle of Mansfield; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy S. and George Fritz of Stroudsburg and Judith S. and Chris Swee of Mahopac, NY; one sister, Aliene Strange of Blossburg; four grandchildren, Jacob and Lucas Fritz, Taylor Swingle and Kristoffer Swee. A private family service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Soldiers & Sailors Hospital Auxiliary Fund, Wellsboro, PA 16901 – Wellsboro Gazette, 1 August 2001, p.6

Richard Tice Rita Vance Mary Lois Warters
Mrs. David Strunk, of Sullivan Street, has the position of instructor of English in the High School at Rome, Pa. The former Miss May Lois Warters, she is a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School and Mansfield State Teachers College, class of 1951. Mr. Strunk, a graduate of LeRaysville High School and Mansfield State Teachers College, class of 1951, will attend Pennsylvania State College to work toward his Master’s degree.
Lynn Watkins
Marcella Wilkins Robert Wilson

 Lynn D. Watkins, age 44, of RD 1, Covington, died Friday, July 20, 1973.  Funeral services were held Sunday at 1:30 pm at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield with the Rev. Kermit Clickner officiating.  Interment, Frost Settlement Cemetery. He is survived by parents, Dennis and Hazel Watkins of Palamento, Florida and Covington; sister Mrs. Bettie Stevenson of RD 1, Mansfield; brother Ralph O. Watkins of RD 1, Covington. Mr. Watkins was an employee at the Corning Plant of the Corning Glass Works.  He was born April 27, 1929.k

Robert WILSON JR., 66, of Mansfield, PA died Thursday, November 2, 1995 at his home after a  lengthy illness.  Mr. Wilson retired from Roadway Safety, Shiremanstown, in 1992; he had been employed as a truck driver at the Wilson Freight Co.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mansfield and a member of the National Rifle Association.  He was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.  Mr. Wilson is survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Robert and Michael and Violet Wilson of Tioga, PA and Mark L. Wilson of Lancaster, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy S. and David Webster of Tioga, PA and Tammy S. and Robert Calkins of Sylvania, PA; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was the husband of Janice (Hoffman) Wilson.  Funeral services were held at the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield with the rev. Richard Anderson officiating and interment to be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Township.  Memorial contributions may be made to the North Penn Comprehensive Health Services (Hospice), 520 Ruah St., PO Box 8, Blossburg, PA 16912-0008.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, November 9, 1995

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